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Winding garden path
Liz Gadd

Mental health and the underfunded environmental determinants

on 10 May 2021 , 3 minute read

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, our Liz Gadd highlights that the interlinkages between mental health and the environment run much deeper and are more complex than climate anxiety or a mood lifting walk in the park.

elderly lady

How to evaluate the impact of care and support services

By Neil McCarthy
on 6 May 2021 , 3 minute read

NPC recently conducted an evaluation of Octavia's services. This project explored the impact of Octavia's outreach, befriending and activities service for isolated, older and vulnerable people, and it offers advice to those also looking to embrace impact measurement.

Alex Miller

How did US and UK philanthropy respond to change in 2020?

on 5 May 2021 , 1 minute read

On 28 April 2021, NPC held an event on how philanthropists approached the unprecedented events of 2020 in the US and the UK. Full recording here.

Road bridge
Alex Miller

A US foundation’s innovative approach to creating a more just, equitable and resilient world

on 26 April 2021 , 2 minute read

In the closing session of our annual conference last year, we learnt about how one of the world’s largest foundations generated funds to help drive an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

Michelle Mann

Field building for democracy: The importance of connection, coordination and collaboration

on 21 April 2021 , 4 minute read

The UK democracy sector faces challenges similar to those faced by charities. Whether it’s building a thriving democracy or tackling homelessness, if we’re to achieve our charitable missions, we need to find ways to be more open and collaborative.

Volunteers building
Rose Anderson

Retaining and empowering volunteers through and beyond Covid-19

on 15 April 2021 , 5 minute read

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on volunteers and accelerated some trends that were already in progress before Covid-19 hit. What should trustees be doing to ensure their charity is harnessing the power of volunteers?

Is there a North/South divide in English philanthropy?

on 9 April 2021 , 3 minute read

NPC’s philanthropist and funder peer network recently came together to discuss the North/South divide in English philanthropy.

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Dan Corry

Don’t stifle the voice of civil society

on 29 March 2021 , 3 minute read

We need a public sector and a political culture, at all levels, that finds a way of talking to civil society.

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Civil society and the government can offer Hong Kongers the welcome they deserve

By Johnny Patterson
on 26 March 2021 , 3 minute read

In January, a pathway to British citizenship opened up for British National (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong. What needs to be done to better support those relocating to the UK and how has civil society already mobilised in response to this new policy towards Hong Kongers?

list in notebook

How to prioritise and make strategic decisions

By Michelle Man and Ché Ramsden
on 24 March 2021 , 4 minute read

Prioritisation is the cornerstone of any coherent strategy and the current uncertainty requires you to be agile and responsive. With the help of Amnesty International UK's recent strategy work, this blog shares how to prioritise more effectively.

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Alex Miller

How to use need and demand data to inform decision-making

on 18 March 2021 , 1 minute read

NPC held an event on 17 March 2021 on how data-driven decisions can help you respond to existing and newly emerging issues. Full recording here.

What we’ve learnt from systems mapping

on 12 March 2021 , 5 minute read

What we've learnt from using mapping to understand the complex systems around people experiencing multiple disadvantage.

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